Garbage in, Garbage out … I hadn’t seen this quote before…

Speech bubble illustration of information technology acronym abbreviation term definition GIGO Garbage In Garbage Out

 

I saw this quote for the first time today and wanted to share it…

“On two occasions, I have been asked [by members of Parliament], ‘Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?’ I am not able to rightly apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question.”
— Charles Babbage (1791-1871)

2 thoughts on “Garbage in, Garbage out … I hadn’t seen this quote before…

    • Well, I’d heard the GIGO (Garbage In, Garbage Out) acronym before…the Charles Babbage quote I had missed. And yes, he lived in London England a few years before our time (1791-1871). When I was taking CS courses, he was considered the developer of the first (mechanical) computer.

      Good to hear from you, Shelley!

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